The Love of God Perfected

February 12, 2022

In 1 John, 2:1-4:21, the theme is “God is love” or “walking in love.”

1 John 2:3-5 says: “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”

In the above verses, what is the meaning of “his commandments?” “What is the meaning of “his word?” How is the love of God perfected?

The Holy Spirit, through Paul, commanded, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25). He did not also say, “wives love your husbands,” or “Churches love Christ.” Why? This brief Bible lesson by Dr. J. Vernon McGee gives an answer. Click here to go to the study on audio.

For Dr. McGee’s complete audio study of 1 John 2:3-8, click here.

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